In a very Cal League type game, the High Desert Mavericks lost to Lake Elsinore, 18-11 , after giving up eight runs in the first inning. High Desert missed a couple field goals late - just kidding. Yoervis Median gave up all eight runs in 2/3 innings pitched in a very short start.
The Mavs got big games from Dennis Raben and Nick Franklin in the win.
Raben went 3-for-5 with a double and a homer. Raben has hit safely in 5 of his last 6 games, batting .407 (11x27) with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 12 RBI. Franklin went 2-for-4 with a homer and scored three runs.
Triple A Tacoma was also roughed up by Sacramento, 11-4. Starter Charlie Haeger worked four innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Offensively, Alex Liddi homered for the second straight game. According to minor league report guru and creator Kelly Munro, Liddi currently has a 9-game hit streak, batting .318 (14x44) with 10 runs scored, 5 doubles, 3 home runs and 11 RBI. He has also hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games, batting .333 (27x81) with 19 runs scored, 10 doubles, 4 home runs and 20 RBI.
Double A Jackson also lost on Saturday night, falling 9-7 to Huntsville. It was the Generals third straight loss to Huntsville. Jake Shaffer and Rich Poythress had two hits each for Jackson.
Catcher Steven Baron had two hits, including a double.